Sunday, 30 April 2017

April Wrap-Up

Books I Read This Month

Dream Magic by Joshua Khan
Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate*
Waiting for Callback by Perdita and Honor Cargill
Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts*
The Battlemage by Taran Matharu*
Geekerella by Ashley Poston

All links lead to Goodreads. Reviews to come for starred books! I had a better reading month in April, I managed to read eight books, with a mix of genres! Noteworthy was my favourite book of the month, I absolutely loved it. My review will be coming soon - honestly, if you like contemps and have any kind of interest in music or musical theatre, I would highly recommend this one. And Waiting for Callback was a freebie from Amazon (it's back to full price now sadly).

Blog Posts

TV Shows I Watched/Started:

Supergirl season 2 (currently airing on Sky1)
The Flash season 3 (currently airing Sky1)
Legends of Tomorrow season 2 (Sky1)
Scorpion season 3 (currently airing on ITV2)
Emerald City (5STAR)
The Magicians season 2 (currently airing on 5STAR)
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD season 4 (currently airing E4)
Riverdale (weekly on Netflix)
The Middle (currently airing on Comedy Central)
12 Monkeys season 2 (Netflix)
Designated Survivor (weekly on Netflix)
The 100 season 4 (currently airing on E4)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer top 20 episodes (Syfy Buffy anniversary weekend)
Attach on Titan season 2 (weekly on Crunchyroll)
Anonymous Noise (weekly on Crunchyroll)

The 100 is finally here in the UK! Liking it so far buut I have some reservations about where they're going with this storyline. I'll have to wait and see. It was also super fun to rewatch my favourite Buffy episodes! It was something Syfy did for the 20 year anniversary, and all my favourites were on there (Once More, with Feeling was obviously number 1).

12 Monkeys season 2 was also added to Netflix, and I really enjoyed it. Very excited to start on season 3, which I believe is starting in May!

Films I Watched

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Addams Family
Addams Family Values

So...I wasn't a fan of Beauty and the Beast. I was really unimpressed by the new songs, the singing in general was blah and I just thought everything was a bit lacklustre. Also, when the Beast transformed into a Prince and there was that dancing scene at the end, I swear to you the only thing I could concentrate on was his shoes. Did you see his shoes?! Those blue monstrosities! I mean I KNOW it was the era and everyone wore shoes like that but I couldn't look away...

Music I Listened to

Once More, with Feeling soundtrack
Dear Evan Hansen 

I'm sure there was more, but I've forgotten because Dear Evan Hansen took over this month. THIS MUSICAL. I can't explain it, but please look it up because it's fantastic. My favourite song so far is Waving Through a Window.

Notable Events

I may or may not have gone on a shopping spree...I really needed some smarter clothes but I think I bought more than I needed. And now I'm broke hahaha...ha. Apart from that, I haven't done too much this month! The only other thing really is that my dad and I have been clearing out the smallest bedroom in our house (which is currently full of crap like old clothes, boxes, broken appliances etc.) because we're planning to build loads of shelves so I FINALLY have a place for all my books. It's a tiny tiny little box room with just enough space for a bed and a wardrobe (and it was my bedroom for 21 years...I don't miss it), so I'm not having delusions of grandeur or anything, but I am excited to have a sort of mini library for all my books.

And that is my month in a nutshell! I'm hoping to keep up the reading in May, and there are reviews to come, so hopefully you'll be seeing a few more blog posts next month as well.

What are your bookish (and non-bookish) goals for next month?


  1. Every time I read your wrap up posts I think, "I really need to watch more shows. I'm missing so much!"
    I didn't like Beauty and the Beast either. I swear we're the only ones. Somehow I missed his shoes. I'll have to check it out.

  2. I'd love a whole room for all my books - even a tiny one. So that's awesome.

    Aw, sorry you didn't like Beauty and the Beast. I loved it, but it's not going to work for everyone!

    I NEED the soundtrack for Dear Evan Hansen. I just love the whole premise and since I doubt I'll see it live anytime soon - it being in NY and all - I need the soundtrack.


  3. I mostly really liked Beauty and the Beast, but I definitely felt that Emma's performance was lacklustre. I thought the rest of the broadway-trained actors were superb though! Funny style of dress, and all :) And I wish I had been able to tune in to the top 20 Buffy eps!

  4. I liked Beauty and the Beast but wasn't thrilled about how Gaston died. I don't quite remember it being so ridiculous seeming in the animated version. My teaching partners love The 100 so I might watch that this summer and see what it's about.


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